Monday, 29 October 2012

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, P for Panorama




Four years ago I saw this panorama and I was impressed by the fact that the creator of this work had spent so much time in this enormous painting.

The Van den Ende Panorama is a cylindrical painting depicting the Flower Bulb District in the fifties of the last century. The painting shows historical buildings, views and detailed pictures of the life and labour during this period.

Work on the Panorama started in 1997 and when I saw it in April 2008 Leo Van den Ende was sill working at it . Mainly during two months in the spring, the pictorial artist is engaged in painting this 4 by 63 metres large work of art. During that period, the Panorama is open to the public at Panorama Tulipland in Voorhout Until April 2008 he had been working on the Panorama for 9000 hours and 11years

Why this Panorama?
This is what the painter says:
"A destructive process that has affected the Flower Bulb District since the nineteen - fifties has caused the disappearance of many farms, flower bulb sheds, buildings, houses, windmills, etc. that were characteristic to the district. Also large tracts of land formerly used for flower bulb cultivation have been sacrificed to the expansion of the towns and villages in the district.
A growing group of people, including myself, who are increasingly concerned as they witness this process unfold, strongly believe that one ought to treat one's cultural heritage with care and respect, and we should make a concerted effort to stop the process and conserve what is still there"


Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We also thank Roger for his work. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with P.

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20 comments:

Dina said...

That was beautiful landscape that is now disappearing. The painter is right to make it last forever in his panorama. What a labor of love!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a labor of love indeed!! And what a panorama! Such a beautiful landscape indeed and it is happening to so many places these days!! Not all of them are fortunate enough to have been preserved like this! Beautiful post for the day, Wil!! Hope you have a lovely week!

George said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing work with us. The scope is breath-taking.

Mama Pajama said...

that's just lovely, thank you!

lotusleaf said...

What an amazing work of art! It is beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

What amazing artwork and panorama. I would love to see it in person. Just sad the land was lost to development. Great post and photos, thanks for sharing.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that's beautiful. I hope this lovely heritage will be preserved for coming generations to enjoy.

photowannabe said...

This is truly an amazing art project. I'm glad the artist is trying to preserve a portion of your heritage and culture.
I really dislike seeing tradition and beauty loosing it's importance.

Roger Owen Green said...

I swore I'd left you a response before on this...very nice.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

One more reason for me to travel to Holland! Lovely!!

Leslie
abcw team

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Great photos and such an informative post ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Ann said...

Here in NZ and in Borneo, everyone is talking ABOUT THE HURRICANE.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such an amazing talent!

Pile of Leaves
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hildred and Charles said...

Amazingly beautiful, - a man with a true compassion for history.

Reader Wil said...

So do we, Ann!

Mara said...

And did you know the largest tulip growing region in the Netherlands is now in fact Flevoland? A lot of people moved here from the Westland!

Martha said...

Wow! That is incredible. Definitely a labor of love.

Funny we should both post something about a painter and his work. I've still not heard from my friend, but I suppose perhaps they are still without power or internet connections.

Mar said...

It's an amazing and imPressive work!! absolutely lovely.

P is for...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lot of work went into that and it's quite lovely -- I enjoy outdoor art.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! That's gorgeous! This masterpiece is truly a labor of love.